Thursday, September 25, 2014

God Multiplied Our Conception

The average age for women getting married in United States is 27 years old. Fertility goes down after the age of 40. Therefore, most women have 12 years in which to have children. The average life expectancy for women is 81 years. Your window for bearing children is very small compared to how long you live.

God commanded us to be fruitful and multiply. He tells us a man is blessed who has a quiver full. God told us the purpose of marriage is to produce godly offspring. We live in the richest nation that has ever existed, yet few Christian couples seem to want these blessings from God or at least not yet or not that many. Far too many take their fertility for granted and wait too long to begin trying for babies. Many women put off childbearing for education, career, traveling, etc. I don't understand this thinking.

I hate birth control. I wish it had never been invented. If it hadn't been invented, I would probably have more children, our greatest joy in life. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth {3 John 1:4}. Did you know all the great preachers of old like Charles Spurgeon, Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley, and Matthew Henry preached against birth control? Our country didn't even accept it until the early twentieth century due to the feminist movement.

The curse for the woman was given in Genesis 3:16; Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow AND thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children. The multiplying of sorrow is sorrow in childbirth; A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world {John 16:21}. Birth control robs us of joy in our lives! God is also telling women that He will multiply their conception, yet many today in essence say to God, "Oh yeah, I'm just going to use chemicals, surgery, or appliances to prevent conception," in direct disregard to God's Word. This is God's will for women; He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD {Psalm 113:9}. 

I know of a young woman who is very sick all nine months of pregnancy. She's currently pregnant with her fourth baby. She struggles with wanting more children because she gets so ill, but the joy her children bring in their lives is worth it. She is being a living sacrifice for godly offspring. There is NOTHING better in life than raising godly offspring for the Lord, if the Lord blesses you with them.

I am not here to tell you to stop birth control. That is between you and your husband. My aim in this post is to get you to ponder your decisions in the light of God's Word, not basing your decisions on what society and everyone else is doing. HERE is a post from a beautiful young woman who believed the lies society told her. She is married now with a little boy and loves it!

***HERE is a YouTube of a preacher teaching the negative effects of birth control on women and society. Some of the material for this post is from his teaching.